On August 16th of this year, thousands of people attended the Third Annual Minnesota Garlic Festival at the Wright County Fair Grounds in Howard Lake. The Garlic Festival is a family friendly and fun-filled event for garlic lovers of all ages. Hosted by the Crow River Chapter of the Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota, this fragrant and flavorful festival promotes gourmet garlic farming within the state.
The Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota supports the development and enhancement of sustainable farming systems through innovation, demonstration, education, and farmer-to-farmer networking. Founded by Jerry Ford, the Crow River Chapter president, the Minnesota Garlic Festival itself was started in support of vital rural communities, sustainable farms, local food, and a healthy environment. It’s also a fun and entertaining way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
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